We will prepare 3 to 4 teas as you learn more about each tea, their farmers, producers, the mountains where the trees and bushes grew, and the different processes that made these delicate leaves into various types of tea. With each sip, you may discover a new flavor, transform your palate, or even uncover a new sensibility within you. You will also be given the opportunity for some hands-on experience brewing teas. It is a great time to meet other tea enthusiasts while mingling and sharing your tea experiences.
Back in December 2022 when the cold rain and dreary wind seemed endless, we took a journey through 4 different Taiwan Roasted Oolongs. A good pot of oolong can sure warm the body and brighten up the soul. As the sweater weather continues this month, I invite you to try the other 3 major types of oolong, this time, from provinces of China.
The 4 major types of oolongs:
Northern Fujian Oolongs: Wuyi Oolongs (aka Yancha, Cliff Tea, or Rock Tea)
Southern Fujian Oolongs: Tieguanyin (aka Iron Buddha Guan Yin or Buddha of Mercy)
Guangdong Oolongs: Phoenix Oolong (aka Dan Chong Tea or Single Gove Oolongs)
Taiwan Oolong: Since we’ve covered and tasted recently, please see Taiwan Oolongs for more information.
February tea tasting list:
Tieguanyin Dark Roast 'Monkey Picked' - Southern Fujian Province, China
Phoenix Honey Medium Roast - Guangdong Province, China
Wuyi Big Red Robe - Northern Fujian Province, China
Wuyi Old Shui Xian 5 years aged - Northern Fujian Province, China (special tea that only in store for tasting and small amount for sell.) It is from Tian Xin Yan/cliff 天心岩 in 2017 Spring.
- Chih Hui Burns, Teance Tea Buyer